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The Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage at Secret Cove

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) waterfront cottage in Secret Cove

•A spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) year-round waterfront cottage in pristine Secret Cove. This large and very private home sits on an acre of land at the end of Secret Road and backs onto Crown Land with an extensive local trail network. Newly renovated and furnished, Enchanted Woods has unparalleled views, a private 30 ft dock, large wrap around decks, a fully equipped kitchen, large indoor and outdoor living areas, a wood burning fireplace, 2 outdoor fire pits and an outdoor shower.

****VRBO has recently changed their rental quote system. Please ensure you have been quoted the correct currency and please note that the refundable damage deposit has likely been included in your quote. Please contact the owner with any questions.****

•Enchanted Woods is best suited for families or intimate groups of friends who have a passion for nature and are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat. Secret cove is a tidal fjord with amazing bird watching, marine wildlife, kayaking, swimming, and hiking. Access to your own 2 single kayaks, 2 stand-up paddleboards and 2 road bikes with platform pedals is included.

•The cottage is located 5 minutes (by car) from Homesite Creek Falls hiking trails, the historic Halfmoon Bay General Store, Upper Crust Café in Halfmoon Bay, Rockwater Resort (enjoy an amazing meal and couples massage!), Buccaneer Marina (with a local water taxi and boat rentals), Secret Cove Marina (featuring a floating general store and the Upper Deck floating restaurant in the summer), and the breathtaking Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park (accessible by both land and water). Buccaneer Bay Provincial Park (with pristine white sand beaches) is located on Thormanby Island and is accessible by either water taxi or kayak (weather permitting). Past guests have enjoyed activities as diverse as fishing, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, golf, mountain biking (Suncoaster Trail Network), caving (Homesite Limestone Cave Trails), cross country skiing/snowshoeing (Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area), and triathlon training (amazing local rides and ocean swims – the Sechelt Aquatic and Fitness Centre is only 30 minutes away by bike!)

•We are family-owned and operated: our property guidelines reflect these values. If you are looking for an amazing year-round oceanside retreat in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, we look forward to having you stay with us!

*If the dates you would like are unavailable, please see the listing for our sister property, the Enchanted Woods Log Cabin (VRBO 821919)

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Jennifer Wood

The owners have a large extended family and have lived on the surrounding acreage since 1974 but recently purchased Enchanted Woods so they could share this secluded oasis with friends.

Jennifer Wood purchased this cottage in 2014

Amenities

Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please limit outside music/noise after 10pm as this is a quiet, rustic community.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Ocean Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Forest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Meadow Nook
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside noise: please respect the neighbours in this rustic community and keep outside music/noise to a minimum after 10 pm.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage at Secret Cove
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
5

Great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

It's a very peaceful place. The cabin is comfortable and clean. You pretty much have everything you need. Lots of nice hikes around. You can kayak or paddle board which is awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love at the first sight !

  • 5 of 5

We had our third vacation at the Enchanted Woods and absolutely love it! This is an amazing spot made by the nature - water, cliffs, arbutus trees. And it all right in front of your eyes! There are many natural trails nearby, two kayaks at your service 24/7. The house is very clean and well equipped, beds are comfortable. We are looking forward for our next year vacation there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely digs & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My husband, dog and I chose here to celebrate my birthday and as part of our 10th Wedding anniversary. It was great! Everything was open, airy, clean and comfortable. Very pretty cottage - nicely decorated! Kitchen has everything one needs. We enjoyed using the kayaks && - the SUPs are older windsurf boards and not wide so more for general water fun than true SUPing. Very central location with loads to do near-by! Netflix late at night a real bonus as was the "reading nook". If you are into games there are a few but you may want to bring more. The outdoor dining table received a lot of afternoon sun and could use an umbrella. The outdoor seating is very comfortable with multiple usable spaces and great views. Many stairs to the dock, but doable for most with care. The near-by Upperdeck restaurant at Secret Cove Marina is a must-do, (you can even kayak there in about 45 mins) reservations highly recommended for the deck, excellent food, warm service & with amazing views.

Jennifer the cottage owner was awesome with quick responses. A thoughtful welcoming gift on arrival. I would highly recommend this if you want quiet and relaxation, with easy access to ocean, golf, marinas, provincial parks including beaches & hikes and Halfmoon Bay store and cafe a 5-10 min drive away! The only negative was our dog Ruby being older had some difficulty with the stairs to the dock and the dock is somewhat highish off the water without a ramp, so spent most of her time on the deck- however, we found a wonderful dog-friendly beach in near-by Coopers green park, (off Redroofsroad) where boats launch, and people hang out (and not crowded!) for her to enjoy. It's a calm Covey beach with great views and with plenty of space. She also enjoyed some short nearby hikes. ;). Thanks for everything Jennifer what a great find for us!! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lower Mainland
5

Best Day Ever.... AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to "Enchanted Woods", the first was a few years ago, and it was even better than last time!

We set about to replicate and then improve upon our last visit, and we did it!

The morning began with a picturesque road run down to Smugglers Cove provincial park. We followed this up with a trip to Thormanby Island (which started with a quick stop at the Secret Cove Marina for provisions of course!).

Buccaneer Beach was as sandy and lovely as we remembered it! Our kids are several years older than last we visited, and they spent several HOURS building a fort with the whitewashed driftwood on the beach, catching and/or rescuing the harmless "moon jellies", building dams and digging in the sand, and looking for sea stars.

We capped the afternoon off with a drive to nearby Trout Lake where we all swam out to a floating log and practiced "log rolling" each other off of it! The kids finished with about 10 cliff jumps into the warm, crystal clear water before we headed back to E.W. for a well deserved dinner.

Again, the 3 bedroom cabin was wonderfully appointed (thank you for the welcoming treats!), clean and cool with those gorgeous views of the estuary waters!

If I didn't mention the kayaking and the trail walking, it's because there just isn't enough room to list everything we accomplished!

Best. Day. Ever! Thank you again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything We Hoped For

  • 5 of 5

We spent a gorgeous sunny week here and for two adults and two teens this house was just perfect. So many highlights: the uber comfortable beds, coffee on the deck first thing in the morning with the lovely view and unbroken peace, finding a shady spot on the fantastic wraparound deck. We particularly enjoyed learning to stand up paddle and taking trips down to secret cove on the kayaks. The house is an easy drive to so many beautiful spots; we ran out of superlatives on Pender Hill!!

The house was bright, comfortable, clean and had all the amenities we could possibly require (great BBQ). If it wasn’t so far away we’d try to make it an annual visit. Throughout our trip to Canada we were struck by how people in general went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Our communication with Jennifer was our first experience of this.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

A serene escape.

  • 5 of 5

This home served as the perfect quiet getaway. The home itself is pristine and brings the outdoors in. The wraparound porch was a great place to sit and relax while looking over the water. We enjoyed the kayaks and the outdoor fire pit. A perfect destination for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Langdale Terminal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pender Harbour and Sechelt Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Upper Deck Floating Restaurant, Rockwater Resort
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Buccaneer Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $40.52 per person per night
Pet Fee $20.26
Damage Deposit $243.13

Prices above are for 2 guests. Additional guests will be charged $50 per guest per night.
A 50% deposit is due with booking, and the balance is due one month prior to arrival.
A refundable damage deposit will be collected prior to arrival.
Housekeeping fee is included in above pricing.
Please contact us for weekly/monthly pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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